My 2010 Cookie Gift Selections!

December 21st, 2010 by Shawn Broda

This year, I decided to make cookies as an extra holiday “thank you” for friends, family, and co-workers. I wanted to make four or five different varieties, and choosing the right recipes was tough – I love too many cookies! I managed to narrow it down and spent the last couple of weekends baking my heart out. Here’s what I am giving from my kitchen this year:

My 2010 Cookie Gift SelectionsThe first cookie I made was a family recipe, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. These have been a favorite of mine ever since my mom first sent them to me in a care package my freshman year in college.

My next choice was a favorite from my team cookie exchange last year, Katrina’s Ginger Cookies. These are easy to make and, after rolling them in colored sugars (I mixed yellow and green), so festive!

My 2010 Cookie Gift SelectionsAfter making the first two batches, I turned to the Wilton Cookie Exchange book and found another childhood favorite – Potato Chip Cookies. My grandma used to make these every year, and baking them brought back so many memories. I gave it the Wilton twist by dipping the cookies in Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® and sprinkling them with crushed potato chips – the ultimate salty-sweet treat! I also chose another recipe that gave me a great idea for using up leftover Candy Melts…Thumbprint Cookies. I filled the center with red and green Candy Melts and topped them with a white drizzle, so easy!

My 2010 Cookie Gift SelectionsJust when I thought I was finished baking, I woke up to a snowy Chicago Sunday and decided to make one more batch with whatever ingredients I had on hand. I found a couple of bags of white/dark chocolate swirled chips, so I made chocolate-chocolate chip cookie bars that smelled amazing in the oven.

Of course, it was only polite to taste all of my cookies along the way to make sure they were good enough to give away. Luckily for my waistline, they are! I look forward to boxing them up and spreading some cookie cheer!

What gifts are you giving from your kitchen this year?

Shawn Broda Shawn is a Senior Class Marketing Manager for the Wilton Educational Marketing Department. She joined Wilton 15 years ago as a Product Development Coordinator, and learning how to decorate the Wilton Way was the best part of her training! In addition to working with customers in North America, Shawn also works with the International Sales team to expand Wilton Method classes around the world. Celebrations provide a common thread between cultures, and she is amazed and inspired by the excitement people have for Wilton products and programs, no matter where they live. Shawn loves cooking, baking and decorating, especially when she can share her creations with others.

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  1. You were on a baking frenzy! They all look so yummy!

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